Wine, Wine, Wine! (by Bethany Woy)
It used to be quite a process to organize a trip to Wine Country, plan out which wineries you wanted to try, find someone willing to be your designated driver and check times and availability at each winery. With the growing trend of wine tasting happening not only in California but also all over the United States, tasting rooms have been popping up all over the place. A typical tasting room is operated by a winery (usually in a vineyard) where bottling, production and shipping take place. Some wineries operate multiple tasting rooms in different cities. Sometimes smaller wineries join together in a single tasting room so they may showcase their product.
If you’ve never attended a wine tasting at a tasting room: Please do. It’s an amazing experience. I know wine tasting can be an overwhelming thing and sometimes wine gets a bad wrap because people think it can be pretentious. I promise you it’s not. Make it a hobby! It’s fascinating the amount of time the wine making process is and it’s a beautiful science. You can so quickly get in touch with your palette and food will start tasting different! And desserts! Pairing wine and food can be so much fun!
What should you be looking for in a wine while you are tasting? Here are the basics: Click to learn more!
It's that time of year! Turkeys are scrambling trying to get out of sight of the local farmers, temperatures are dropping and food tours are in full swing, showcasing some of the best cuisine the city has to offer. If you have ever wanted to go on a walking food tour but the price was holding you back - your time has come! Local Roots Food Tours has got all the trimmings for an excellent afternoon of foodie fun! Read on for Turkey Trot Deals
Ready to explore hidden gem restaurants and eateries in one of California’s oldest and most preserved Gold Rush mining towns, Nevada City? Nevada City is famed for its church steeples that rise above the Sierra foothills and its gorgeous fall foliage. Join our fun and trained tour guide as we wander through former gold assay offices, saloons, and foundries to find restaurants, wineries, and stores that maintain the look and character of the days when eager miners crowded the town, ready to find their fortune.
Come hungry! This tour is ‘lode-ed’ with delicious foods from the best cuisine Nevada City has to offer. Savor the tastes from 8 restaurants/eateries are on this food adventure! We’ll try award-winning wines and dish after dish of foods made from fresh, local produce. Hear about how Chinese immigrants played a major role in the development of northern California’s agricultural dominance, and how without a few determined people, we might be speaking Russian today. Click for more details